Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Feast of St. Joseph

The Feast of St. Joseph is March 19th. I always remember that because my Dad's name was Joseph. Growing up as a Catholic, we always knew the special saints days but I don't remember celebrations for each and every saint as there is in Mexico.
Last year as I was walking down the hill on Cuesta de San Jose near my house, this procession was coming up the hill. They were carrying the statue of St. Joseph to the little church nearby for a celebration. It turns out that many of the 22 churches in San Miguel "procession" up the hill with their statues on the 18th so they can have a celebration on the 19th. A convocation of Josephs, so to speak. I love the simplicity of the peoples' actions.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You write very well.